Friday, February 18, 2011

They are finished...

Here they are, both mounted and wrapped:

© Diana Parkes, 2011. Tied to the House, left Descent, right Ascent. Each piece 30cm x 30cm / 12" x 12"; together 63cm x 33cm / 13" x 25". Silk and cotton cloth, dye, pigment, stitching, cord, painted boards.

My theme of the house shape is continued here. The title refers to being confined to the house, hence the wrappings. The stairs and figures relate to life, sometimes it is 'up' and other times 'down'.

Side photo showing the boards.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Almost there....

Completion countdown is well underway for my two pieces, and after some serious decision making I screened a grid of green dots over the whole surfaces of each. Yes, another huge risk but I feel it has worked with pulling all the elements together.

From the beginning of these two pieces I knew what I wanted to do with the mounting, and #2 son finally got around to cutting me boards to match the shape and size of the two pieces. These have now been painted.

My next blog will show the pieces mounted, so stay tuned for a surprise....

Experiments and samplings on a pre-worked scrap of fabric.